One of Michigan football’s top remaining targets in the 2021 class, four-star tight end Thomas Fidone, is set to announce his commitment on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
8/26/20— Thomas Fidone II ²⁴ (@ThomasFidone) August 14, 2020
Fidone never was able to visit Ann Arbor due to the pandemic. He also wanted to get to LSU, but was never able to make it there either. There was some noise that he may take an unofficial on his own dime — much like Tristan Bounds, Rayshaun Benny, George Rooks and Andrel Anthony earlier this year — but that never came to fruition.
But even before all that, the top 100 recruit from Council Bluffs, Iowa has long been considered a Nebraska lean, his childhood favorite team growing up.
He told 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong (FREE) he has “known for a little while now” where he would end up committing due to the bond he has with the coaches of his future school.
Here is what Fidone told Wiltfong what he likes about Michigan:
“I have a great relationship with coach (Sherrone) Moore and their offensive coordinator. I think the last tight end the had that was good was Jake Butt and I think they want to get back to how they used their tight ends and throw them the ball more.”
For now, I would set your expectations very low for good news here. I expect Fidone to commit to Scott Frost and the Cornhuskers, not only because he grew up a fan of the program, but because of his familiarity with the coaches. Of course, it’s recruiting and anything can change, but I don’t see this one ending well for Michigan.
The Wolverines already have a tight end commitment from four-star Louis Hansen, but I could see them looking around for a second guy for the class. If not, it’s not a huge deal since they are already in on a few good tight ends in 2022, including Donovan Green and Marlin Klein.
Fidone is the No. 90 overall player and the No. 2 tight end in the class, per the composite.